Occupational Therapist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
11 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Affiliated with CSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program and the Center for Family and Couple Therapy (CFCT) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the newly formed Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center (CTRAC) serves as a local, state, and regional child trauma assessment center.

Position Summary

Trauma Informed Care is a new national movement in how individuals with trauma are treated. CTRAC conducts assessments using a proven multidisciplinary assessment model and is only 1 of 2 centers in Larimer County that conducts high-level trauma assessments. As part of this assessment process, an Occupational Therapist develops and communicates a comprehensive understanding of each child – both related to the understanding of the impact of trauma on occupational functioning and in the formation of home, school, and community-based recommendations. The assessment model used at CTRAC has created interest from other agencies to want to learn how CSU conducts these assessments. This occupational therapy position will contribute to child trauma assessments and the development of recommendations.

Required Job Qualifications

Master’s degree (Masters Occupational Therapy (MOT), Master of Science); current Occupational Therapy (OT) Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) licensure; initial certification by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Preferred Job Qualifications

At least 3 years’ experience as pediatric OT practitioner; experience with trauma informed care; strong writing skills; strong team player.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Job Duty Category Clinical Reserach Support


Position will work closely with the entire CTRAC team across multiple interactions with the child, family, and support team through phone and in-person interviews, participation in the child’s assessment, recommendation development, and subsequent family meetings. The OT may be responsible for administering and/or scoring specific assessment measures, including the Beery Visual Motor Integration task, and/or the Short Sensory Profile. The OT will be the primary contact for interviewing educational personnel regarding each child to assist in the development of school-based recommendations. The OT will be tasked with learning from community supports about the strengths and obstacles faced by the youth in those settings and working collaboratively with the CTRAC team to develop recommendations for support.

Percentage Of Time 80

Job Duty Category Supervision


Supervise master’s students in conducting assessments

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter directly to this posting. Emailed applications will not be accepted. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Search Contact Shelley Haddock, Shelley.Haddock@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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